The Lost Paradise
Arvo Pärt │Robert Wilson
A film by Günter Atteln
He is the most performed contemporary composer in the world. And yet he rarely ventures out in public, prefers to keep quiet about his music, feels at home in the forests of Estonia and generates therewith – perhaps involuntarily – the impression of a recluse, which is attributed to him again and again: Arvo Pärt. In The Lost Paradise, we follow him over a period of one year in his native Estonia, to Japan and the Vatican. The documentary is framed by the stage production of Adam’s Passion, a music theater piece based on the Biblical story of the fall of Adam featuring three key works by Arvo Pärt. The world-renowned director Robert Wilson has brought this work to the stage in a former submarine factory in Tallinn. Tracing their creative process, the film offers rare and personal insights into the worlds of two of the most fascinating personalities in the international arts and music scene.
A Production of
In coproduction with
In cooperation with
September 8, 2015
Kino Sõprus Tallinn (invitation only)
September 23, 2015 – 18h00
Philharmonie Berlin – Herrmann-Wolff-Saal
September 23, 2015 – 19h00
Festival Musica Strasbourg
May 29, 2016 – 11h00
Turmtheater Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
November 19, 2016
Festival Les Boreales Caen, France
January 30, 2017
Scala Svendborg, Denmark
October 4 and 12, 2017 – 21h00
Lanzarote Visual Music Festival
Centro de Innovación Cultural El Almacén, Arrecife (Lanzarote)
Subtitles: German, French, English, Korean, Japanese
Disc Formats: DVD-9
Number of Discs: 1 (DVD)
Picture Formats DVD: 16:9 NTSC
Sound Formats DVD: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Running time: 55: 33 min
Catalogue Numbers: ACC20321 (DVD)
Release Dates: 09/2015 (DVD, Worldwide)
EAN Code DVD: 4260234831023
“Moments of quiet yet breathtaking intensity.”
– Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
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